HC Deb 17 June 1937 vol 325 c566
Colonel Sir Charles MacAndrew (by Private Notice)

asked the Home Secretary whether he can give the House any information regarding the explosion yesterday at Ardeer, Ayrshire.

Sir S. Hoare

I regret to say that three persons lost their lives and two were injured as a result of the explosion which occurred yesterday morning at the factory of Messrs. Nobel's Explosives Company at Ardeer. I am not at present in a position to make any statement as to the circumstances of the accident, which are under investigation by the Chief Inspector of Explosives.

Mr. Gallacher

In view of the discussion that we had the other day, will the Minister, in making these inquiries, consider whether limitation of space had anything to do with the explosion?

Sir S. Hoare

I feel sure that that and all relevant considerations will be taken into account by the Chief Inspector of Explosives.